Book Description: An A-to-Z treasure trove of information for those who want to know what is going on at the center of American government "You canâ€™t follow the game without a scorecard, and this is the best scorecard of its kind ever compiled about the game called the Congress of the United States." â€”Jim Lehrer "The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour" "A masterful work that should help dispel any notion that the Congress is a foreign power unconcerned with the publicâ€™s business." â€”Paul Duke "Washington Week in Review" "Could be a big help in bringing about a better understanding of what goes on in Washington. It will make you grin, laugh, groan. It gets my vote." â€”Edwin Newman "A marvelous contribution to the literature and language of Washington â€¦ A significant help, even for old hands." â€”Jim Wooten ABC News "Brings a nice light touch to the lexicon of legislators." â€”William Satire Encyclopedic reference, political junkieâ€™s handbook, browserâ€™s delight, The Congress Dictionary is the definitive guide to the language of Capitol Hill. Ribald and witty, subtle and clear, with definitions of more than 3,000 terms, phrases, names, and symbols, and more than 100 illustrations, the Dictionary is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history and language of American government and the high-stakes game of national politics.